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AMD and Co Love PC!

For the first time, SFFN had direct access to an AMD press conference, instead of hoping that our feeble home internet connections (well, apart from myself with 100/30 fibre – take that, US-based staff!) could cope with streaming their live event. Joshua, Craig and I were on-location yesterday at the event, which was held at the Westin Taipei hotel in Taipei during Computex 2017. Eagerly...

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Off the beaten path: Taking a look at Eye Case’s EXC-9102, a passive ITX enclosure

Walking across the Computex floor, it’s easy to spot the big and bright booths by big-name consumer-oriented business – but encircling practically all of these are more modest booths that represent businesses who sell to other business. Indeed, if you simply look at a list of all participating companies, these smaller and often times more regional brands simply overwhelm the showroom...

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be quiet! 500W and 600W SFX-L PSUs

I’m constantly on the lookout for new SFF power supplies (in hopes that in the not too distant future I can gleefully gloat at ATX’s demise) and be quiet! has two SFX-L units in their booth here at Computex 2017. There will be two models, the 500W SFX-L-500W and the 600W SFX-L-600W (gotta love self-explanatory model numbers). They are both Gold-rated, feature a single 12V rail, fully...

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SilverStone cases at Computex 2017: PIO and Micro-STX

When we rolled up to the SilverStone booth on the opening day of Computex, we got there a bit early and planned to check out the nearby booths before our meeting with SilverStone.  But that plan got derailed when we spied this fascinating prototype at the front of the booth: This is a prototype case that utilizes the PIO motherboard form factor, a rare variety of mobo that features a PCIe slot...

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CRYORIG at Computex 2017

During Computex 2017, we had the opportunity to visit CRYORIG’s booth, full of aluminium, copper and wood! Ever since Computex last year, we’ve been looking forward to seeing CRYORIG’s Taku case in the flesh. For those that are unfamiliar, the Taku is a unique combination of monitor stand and PC case, with the base model coming replete with wooden feet (an unusual material in...

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SilverStone Power Supplies at Computex 2017

We stopped by the SilverStone booth yesterday, and I already covered the prototype fanless 450W SFX-L because it’s just so crazy (in an awesome way). But of course SilverStone had other power supplies to look at, so here they are: First off is a FlexATX form factor PSU, the FX350. As the name implies, it is a 350W unit with Gold-rated efficiency and the 12V rail capable of the full rated...

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ASRock X299E-ITX/ac first look

Edit: Took a bit longer than a day, but here is the much more in-depth look at “The Little Monster”. We’ll cover it in more depth tomorrow, but we made a quick stop by the ASRock booth in between meetings today and snapped some pictures of the newly announced X299E-ITX/ac motherboard. Apologies in advance for the focus issues, I’ll try better tomorrow. So in no particular...

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EVGA showcases X299 mATX motherboard

Here are the specifications taken directly from EVGA’s official announcement. While the size of this X299 mATX motherboard isn’t quite as impressive as ASRock’s X299 mITX motherboard we shared here, it’s perfect for those compact but super high-end SLI/Crossfire builds. Key Features Form Factor – mATX RGB Fan Header Support Audio – High Definition 8 Channel Audio + Optical...

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Red flags are waving as Intel reveals their Core-X prices

Look out everyone, red flags are waving as Intel reveals their Core-X prices. Hot off the press, direct from Videocardz.com, we now know what the world looks like when AMD provides healthy competition in the market. For the price of Intel’s last-gen 3.7GHz 8-core processor (i7-6900k), you will soon be able to scoop up Intel’s latest 4.5GHz 10-core processor. Impressive! …or is...

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Hands on with SilverStone’s NJ450-SXL fanless SFX-L prototype!

In a SFF Network exclusive, we take a took at a early SilverStone prototype of a 450W fanless (you read that right, completely passively cooled) SFX-L power supply here at Computex 2017! The prototype arrived at the SilverStone booth on the show floor hot off a flight from the factory in China, just as we were starting to wrap up our visit with Tony Ou, SilverStone’s marketing manager. It...

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ASRock announces Intel X299 and AMD X370 Mini-ITX motherboards!

  PRESS RELEASE A press release, when marked as such, is posted direct from the manufacturer and is unedited. Thus, they may not reflect the view of SmallFormFactor.net or its authors. SmallFormFactor.net is in no way responsible for any part of this promotion, but we thought our readers might be interested! And we’ll be sure to get details straight from the source at Computex as soon...

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ZOTAC announces two GTX 1080 Ti Mini’s!

Not that long ago we reviewed ZOTAC’s GTX 1080 Mini, which set a new bar for SFF GPU horsepower, yet now they’ve outdone themselves by cramming the even beefier GTX 1080 Ti into the same form factor! TechPowerUP has more details, but from the renders we can glean that this new model uses the same heatsink and shroud as the GTX 1080 Mini, so the overall dimensions should be the same at...